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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/07/11/farm-tripping-local-norcal-agritourism-opportunities/ target=_self>Farm Tripping: Local NorCal Agritourism Opportunities</a>

Bay Area Bites | July 11, 2014

Farm Tripping: Local NorCal Agritourism Opportunities

Capay Organic tram. Photo: Bill Goidell Post by Brie Mazurek, CUESA (7/11/14) With harvests and travel season both at their peaks, summer is prime time for agritourism. Farm tours, U-picks, farm stands, festivals, food-crafting classes, bed and breakfasts, and wedding and event hosting are just a few of the ways that read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/07/11/benicia-extends-public-comment-period-on-bay-area-crude-by-rail/ target=_self>Benicia Extends Public Comment Period on Bay Area Crude-by-Rail</a>

KQED Science | July 11, 2014

Benicia Extends Public Comment Period on Bay Area Crude-by-Rail

Benicia city officials are giving people more time to comment on a proposal to bring crude oil by rail to Valero's refinery there. The Benicia Planning Commission made the decision on Thursday night after hearing two hours of testimony. All but three speakers were in favor of extending the read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/11/priced-out-artist-turned-housing-activist-describes-his-ellis-act-eviction target=_self>Priced Out: S.F. Artist Turned Housing Activist Describes His Ellis Act Eviction</a>

News Fix | July 11, 2014

Priced Out: S.F. Artist Turned Housing Activist Describes His Ellis Act Eviction

By Austin MeyerPeninsula Press San Francisco resident Benito Santiago, 63, is one of an increasing number of San Francisco seniors who are facing rising rents and eviction. (Austin Meyer/Peninsula Press) San Francisco resident Benito Santiago, 63, lived in his Mission District apartment 37 years before getting his <a target=_self read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/11/139915/in_aftermath_of_brazils_world_cup_defeat_a_poem_to_numb_the_pain?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain</a>

KQED News | July 11, 2014

In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/11/139916/fate_of_the_new_nc_voter_id_law_now_rests_in_a_judges_hands?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands</a>

KQED News | July 11, 2014

Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands

North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts, challenged by lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NAACP and voting rights groups. A judge will decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC has been following the hearing, read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/11/skaters-want-to-legalize-abandoned-west-oakland-skatepark/ target=_self>Skaters Want to Legalize Abandoned West Oakland Skate Park</a>

News Fix | July 11, 2014

Skaters Want to Legalize Abandoned West Oakland Skate Park

Skaters at West Oakland's unsanctioned Lower Bobs skate park. (Andrew Stelzer/KQED) A dead-end street in West Oakland's Lower Bottoms neighborhood runs right into a sidewall of Interstate 880. For years, this was a vacant patch of concrete, with an enormous pile of illegally dumped dirt filling a lot next door. For read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/11/139915/after_brazils_world_cup_defeat_a_poem_to_numb_the_pain?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>After Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain</a>

KQED News | July 11, 2014

After Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

Any time you're facing big failure, is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/07/11/pricecheck-what-insurance-companies-are-paying-for-mammograms/ target=_self>PriceCheck: What Insurance Companies Are Paying for Mammograms</a>

State of Health | July 11, 2014

PriceCheck: What Insurance Companies Are Paying for Mammograms

(Illustration: Andy Warner) It's been almost three weeks since we launched our PriceCheck project, and women statewide are continuing to share what they — or their insurance companies — have paid for a mammogram. Is your insurer paying $134 or $1,200? I talked about PriceCheck and our most recent read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/pop/2014/07/11/world-cup-2014-what-i-learned-from-jumping-on-the-bandwagon/ target=_self>World Cup 2014: What I Learned From Jumping On The Bandwagon</a>

KQED Pop | July 11, 2014

World Cup 2014: What I Learned From Jumping On The Bandwagon

A literal bandwagon. Photo: Wikipedia By Ivy McNally Jumping on bandwagons is one of my favorite hobbies (see: the time I celebrated the Giants' second World Series win by dancing on Polk Street, or the time I crawled out of bed to don a bottomless mimosa costume for Bay 2 Breakers, read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/11/round-2-of-richmond-hearing-on-chevron-refinery-plan/ target=_self>Round 2 Tonight of Richmond Hearing on Chevron Refinery Plan</a>

News Fix | July 11, 2014

Round 2 Tonight of Richmond Hearing on Chevron Refinery Plan

By Dan Brekke and Alex Emslie A section of Chevron's Richmond oil refinery. (Josh Cassidy/KQED) Update, Friday, July 11: The Richmond Planning Commission voted to allow Chevron to go ahead with a proposed $1 billion upgrade of its massive East Bay refinery — but with conditions the company says it has “grave read more...

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